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Thursday Three For All: Connecting People, Email Summaries, and Lava Time Lapse

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the big bold print to read the entire article.)


You can’t connect people like this.

(via @bubba_greg) Greg offers up six really helpful tips to help you…(wait for it!)…walk the line.

Lets face it: for most new people at your church, connecting will be more of a climb than a coast. That’s why I like to think of those of us who serve guests as “Sherpas”, making that climb for guests just a little easier. With that in mind, Sherpas like us need to remember that the barrier I experienced at the Pantheon probably exists at your church and mine on big weekends and in some form, every Sunday.

Here’s the principle: Lines are the enemy of connection. Learn to leverage their existence to accelerate connection in ways like this:


How to Write Emails with Military Precision

(via @harvardbiz) TLDR: read this.

In the military, a poorly formatted email may be the difference between mission accomplished and mission failure. During my active duty service, I learned how to structure emails to maximize a mission’s chances for success. Since returning from duty, I have applied these lessons to emails that I write for my corporate job, and my missives have consequently become crisper and cleaner, eliciting quicker and higher-quality responses from colleagues and clients. Here are three of the main tips I learned on how to format your emails with military precision:


Time-Lapse Footage of the Kilauea Eruption

(via @theatlantic) Simply amazing.


photo credit: Jason Mathis

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